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at Montusi Mountain Lodge

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Pool review highlights
... the hotel (especially Montusi Gorge) and lazing at the pool or relaxing fly fishing. We look forward to our next visit...
... a fireplace which must e cosy in winter. We didn't use the pool as overcast when we weret here but it looked good in a rural...
... cottage accommodation, good service and pleasant food. The pool is excellent. This is a place for hikes if only to the...
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Chris O wrote a review Apr 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa17 contributions3 helpful votes
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A long overdue return to the Drakensberg was made all the better by a holiday at Montusi that exceeded all our expectations. Great food, friendly service, scenic MTB and hiking routes around the hotel (especially Montusi Gorge) and lazing at the pool or relaxing fly fishing. We look forward to our next visit for more of the same plus the other hiking routes and maybe a horse ride.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lindsay Du Plessis, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 14 Apr 2021
Dear Chris, What a pleasure to reintroduce you to the Berg! One bright side to the pandemic is that our countryfolk have been adventuring within South Africa and what a treat it has been to show everyone these mountains:) Thank you for loving your time with us. Our horses and hiking trails eagerly await your return! Have a great week, Lindsay
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OlePompey wrote a review Mar 2020
Portsmouth, United Kingdom116 contributions74 helpful votes
We had two nights here on our way from Joburg through the Drakensberg and onto Durban. A great place to stop with about 15 private cottages and a central retaurant.
Lovely grounds wher each place has a stunning view and you don't know there are other cottages until you go outside. The cottages are private and have a fireplace which must e cosy in winter.
We didn't use the pool as overcast when we weret here but it looked good in a rural setting away from the main building.
Nice to have a drink on the veranda before everyone goes in for dinner around the same time. Menu and wine list not extensive but good as was local beer.
Service and breakfast good so couldnt fault the place.
Some serious walks around here but we took the shortest walk (strenuous enough) up to the Bushmans Caves and were amazed that you can still see some painting about 8000 years old.
Had a day trip out to Spion Kop which was worth it although not well sign posted and includes 10km of dirt road. (In fact the site wasn't signed approaching from one way and we found it on the way back). To think soldiers struggled up here with all their equipment in hot weather to die needlesly.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 03 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for sharingyour positive experience of Montusi. We are so happy you enjoyed it despite the not-quite-perfect weather. Spionkop is indeed a battlefield worth visiting (although finding it is challenging!) - the stories that came off the mountain and the atmosphere that still permeates the peak make it a soul-shaking experience. We hope to welcome you back again one day, when the sun is shining and the pool is inviting! Kind regards, Lindsay
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Tom E wrote a review Feb 2020
Poole, United Kingdom223 contributions117 helpful votes
If you come here, stay for at least two nights as it’s a great hotel with lovely cottage accommodation, good service and pleasant food. The pool is excellent. This is a place for hikes if only to the nearby waterfall.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Thanks for posting your review of Montusi - I echo your sentiment: 2 nights is the minimum I would recommend for full Montusi Experience:) We hope to welcome you back again one day. All the very best, Lindsay
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Matt Bilyard wrote a review Sep 2019
Oxford, United Kingdom78 contributions20 helpful votes
A truly fantastic 3-night stay that we wish had been a week or more. The setting is unbelievable, the views from the lodge are really special. The garden suite we stayed in (15) had such character and space, we really enjoyed being there. Lovely pool area to relax by, and the teatime treats in the lounge area were definitely appreciated. Indeed, the food throughout was a real highlight, at every meal - we'd return just for that Kudu steak alone...!

Of course, we enjoyed both walking on the many trails by the estate and in the nearby Royal Natal park, the scenery is stunning. But we also loved the trip organised by the lodge to see the nearby village, and could only recommend it to others.

All the staff we came across were super friendly and helpful, but a special mention to 2 in particular who we interacted with a lot. Firstly, Victor, our guide for the village trip and for a walk to the Bushmen's cave, who was full of interesting information - we learnt a lot! Secondly, Phindile (hope I remembered right...), who was fantastic in answering our many questions at reception, and was more generally so nice just chatting to us at dinner or otherwise.

We'd love to return here, maybe in Autumn or so to see a greener Drakensberg with the waterfalls running more!
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 28 Oct 2019
Dear Matt, Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your visit. It was a treat to host you! It really makes our days to have glowing reports - espeically about our staff. We are so lucky to have this team to work with. As Phinidle is a new addition, it is even more heartening to read that she made such an impact on your stay. September is a stark month in the Drakensberg as it is supposed to be the tail end of the dry season. I say that now writing at the end of October, but we still haven't had rain! I agree that a visit in Autumn would be best to see the green face of this amazing landscape. Thanks again for this review and for including Montusi in your Great South African Adventure of 2019! All the very best, Lindsay
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Reinhard S wrote a review Jun 2019
11 contributions2 helpful votes
We loved the spacious two room chalet with terrace, open fire place and underfloor heating. The large rock pool must be very refreshing in summer. The beautiful scenery and mountains surrounding the lodge make it a perfect destination for hikers. I could have stayed for weeks.
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Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from LindsayMML, Owner at Montusi Mountain Lodge
Responded 17 Jun 2019
Dear Reinhard, Thank you for loving your time at Montusi and for noticing all its elements! The pool is indeed a perfect spot for some midday refreshment in the summer months. In the winter, its quite a nice location to bask in the sunshine! We hope to have you back again for more hiking adventures. Kind regards, Lindsay
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